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Iowa unemployment rate stuck at 2.4% for 3rd lowest in US

Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday the jobless rate held steady, where it has been since July 2018.

Posted: May 17, 2019 1:44 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's unemployment rate remained at 2.4% in April for the 10th month in a row.

Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday the jobless rate held steady, where it has been since July 2018.

Iowa has the nation's third-lowest rate, behind only Vermont and North Dakota, and tied with New Hampshire.

The number of Iowa residents with jobs in April increased by 4,600 to 1.67 million. The number of unemployed residents dropped to 40,400.

Iowa's figure compares to a national unemployment rate of 3.6% in April.

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